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Why is it bad to put opened cans in fridge? is this a myth or fact? I know my grandma and mother have always said to not put opened canned goods back in fridge just in the can. WHY am I doing this? Does it make food posioned...taste bad?


Asked by lesliegail22 at 3:31 PM on Feb. 16, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Cans are also notoriously dirty from shipping & storage (think rodent droppings) and there is a greater chance of a bacteria being transferred from outside the can to the food inside the can after it has been opened, so unless you regularly wash your cans both before & after opening them, I wouldn't risk it. If that's not enough of a reason for you, there is also that foods stored in opened cans cannot be adequately sealed & off flavors may develop as the food's flavors mix with other flavors in the refrigerator.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 11:24 PM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • Something about the reaction of the cold + tin/metal contaminating the food.
    Try google?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • I think salmonella?

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • Not exactly sure, but I think maybe there is the danger of rust forming on the metal and getting into the food.

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 9:22 PM on Feb. 16, 2009